Financial news on December 30, 2006
Business and Financial news
Over the last 25 years, the average chief executive’s compensation at big companies has increased more than 600 percent. Read more..
The United States, which consumes an estimated 60 percent of the world’s supply, was flooded with fish eggs. As prices plummeted, caviar started to become almost as popular as Champagne and single-malt Scotch. Read more..
Paying less in the future for a device that can do more is now taken for granted when shopping for consumer electronics. Read more..
Not so long ago, pundits predicted that the Internet, and in particular e-mail, would lead to a paperless world. Not quite. Read more..
In the old developed world, this is an era of solid but moderate economic growth. In the new world, the so-called emerging economies are where most of the growth now resides. Read more..
SEARCHING for a chance to tap into a $37 billion market that is rapidly growing? Instead of seeking customers who can go somewhere else if they are unhappy, why not try to serve those who have no choice, that is, the nation’s prisoners?. Read more..
The John Hancock Tower has been sold to a New York real estate firm as part of a package of buildings in four cities. Read more..
As any media consumer knows, this is the season of the list. Late December is the point where editors tell their pundits to list the “Top Ten Moments in...” Read more..
Serious questions have been raised on whether generous fees might motivate doctors to overuse a lucrative spinal-fusion surgery. Read more..
People eager to reduce their consumption can take many steps, but the size of their benefit — or cost — is not always evident. Read more..